December 08, 2023

The Law Society’s Indigenous Intercultural Course helps BC lawyers increase their Indigenous cultural awareness and understanding. The online course must be completed by 11:59 pm on January 1, 2024 for most practising lawyers. If you were called since January 1, 2022 or have taken time away from practice since January 1, 2022, you can find the date by which you must complete the course in the Member Portal by clicking on the link to certify completion of the mandatory Indigenous Intercultural Course.

Read what lawyers are saying about the course:

“Thank you for putting forward this tremendous course offering. I have had the opportunity to take a number of courses in my personal goals towards TRC. This Indigenous Intercultural Course tops them all. The content is frank, well-captured, resonant with true voices and utterly necessary. Thank you and to all who created it and required it of the profession. We will be better for it.”

Laura Tamblyn Watts, LLB
CEO, CanAge

“I want to offer my gratitude for the content of the course, and for the organized and thoughtful way it was presented. I initially approached this required professional development as a chore, but I quickly became involved and appreciative of the opportunity to learn more. I was emotionally moved by parts of the presentations, especially some of the video material about residential schools. I can only imagine the trauma faced by Indigenous Peoples, and I am amazed by the resilience of those who suffered so much (and who continue to suffer).”

William H. Pope, Barrister and Solicitor

The course is updated frequently and we welcome your feedback. Email Indigenous@lsbc.org to get in touch.